• Past Event

AI in the Home, Privacy, Ethics, and SMART

Apr. 29, 2023
2:00pm – 4:00pm EST 11:00am PST7:00pm GMT
New York

Organized by the Ensemble Studio Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Presented by the Ensemble Studio Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, SMART is a new play by Mary Elizabeth Hamilton, directed by Matt Dickson, featuring Christine Farrell, Francesca Fernandez, & Kea Trevett with the voice of Sherz Aletaha. The play brings to life questions of how technology impacts people and our everyday lives.

Event Overview

On April 29, following the matinee performance of SMART, attendees are encouraged to stay for a talkback discussion about the issues the play addresses. SMART dramatizes questions about how and why we let technology into our homes, and the unexpected changes tech can bring.

The talkback will explore the risks and rewards of using smart devices in the home, the privacy issues we should be concerned about, how AI is changing how we live, the gap between how we think technology works and how it actually works, and the future of voice-activated AI. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and join the discussion.



  • Naomi Lorrain, playwright/actor


  • Claire Leibowicz, Head of AI and Media Integrity at the Partnership on AI
  • Bhuva Shakti, Chief Ethics & Culture Officer at Women in AI
  • Lucy Vasserman, Google/Jigsaw Engineering and Product Manager

PAI Representatives

Claire Leibowicz

Head of AI and Media Integrity